hansom


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a two-wheeled horse-drawn covered carriage with the driver's seat above and behind the passengers

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The young woman stepped into the cab; the doors shut with a bang; Jerry's whip cracked in the air; the crowd in the gutter scattered, and the fine hansom dashed away 'crosstown.
Even in the shadowed hansom her eyes shone like stars at twilight.
I half expected to find a hansom waiting, but there was none, and we had gone some distance down the Earl's Court Road before we got one; in fact, we had to run to the stand.
What a very godsend is the perfect hansom to the man or woman in a hurry
On and on plodded the hansom, going slower, it seemed to him, at each step.
As they turned a corner, a woman yelled something at them from an open door, and two men ran after the hansom for about a hundred yards.
He perceived with a flash of chilling insight that in future many problems would be thus negatively solved for him; but as he paid the hansom and followed his wife's long train into the house he took refuge in the comforting platitude that the first six months were always the most difficult in marriage.
But Mr Vladimir, sitting, stony-eyed, inside the hansom, drove off without a word.
And yet those little looking-glasses in hansoms have a fascination of their own," said Mrs.
Then he took a hansom and was driven to the house of his solicitor, whom he wished to consult on the settlement of his late wife's affairs.
A hansom was procured with such precaution as would prevent its being one which was placed ready for us, and I drove immediately after breakfast to the Lowther Arcade, through which I hurried at the top of my speed.
Like dragon-flies the hansoms hover With jewelled eyes to catch the lover;"
We also felt it, for ten minutes afterward, our passions having died away, we shook hands cordially and agreed to call hansoms.
Defendant Ivan William Hansom appeared at a preliminary hearing at Mold Crown Court yesterday charged with wounding his mother with intent.
These lambs, born to ewes Hansom and Matey, came into the world within two hours of each other early on Saturday.